Get Ready for Budapest Central European Fashion Week at Castle Garden Bazaar

Once again, the capital of Hungary will be the centre of attention for the fashion world. Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency (HFDA) will be organising Budapest Central European Fashion Week for the third time, between 29-31 March, 2019. The event will take place at the prestigious Castle Garden Bazaar, where 40 national and international designers will showcase their Autumn-Winter 2019/20 collections for both the fashion industry and members of the public during the 3-day event.

During Budapest Central European Fashion Week, besides the collections of the 8 Hungarian designers who also took part in Milan Fashion Week, fashion shows will also be held by other Hungarian and international brands, including Neige (Poland), Laformela (The Czech Republic), and Marco Rambaldi (Italy). Prior to the fashion shows, the designers will be given professional advice from Giulio Martinello, Vogue Italia’s stylist, on how to select their pieces.

The goal is to make Budapest  become the fashion centre of the region.Throughout the 3-day event, thanks to the joint mentoring program of the HFDA and Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, the Italian mentors who helped prepare the selected designers and brands for Milan Fashion Week, will also visit Budapest. Further guests include Lindsey Schuyler and Tony Liu, Founders of Diet Prada, with the pair holding up a critical mirror to the fashion industry; Declan Chan, Online Editor for Vogue Hong Kong; Kristen Bateman, Journalist for Dazed and Allure magazines; and Hannah Bibb, brand builder and stylist (formerly working for Barneys, New York) will also be in attendance at the fashion shows.

“The Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency’s priority and aim is to integrate the Hungarian Fashion and Design Industry within the circulation of the international industry, with the long-term aim of transforming Budapest into an international centre of fashion and design and by doing so, strengthening the country image. Steps towards this goal include important pillars such as organising events of international interest, such as Budapest Central European Fashion Week” - stated Zsófia Bata-Jakab, CEO of the Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency, also adding: Similar events are also an opportunity for members of the Hungarian fashion industry to meet and connect with top international experts and leading influencers, to exchange thoughts.

Apart from fashion shows, there will be a selection of different side events in both Buda and Pest, and visitors are welcome to attend from the 25th March.

Find out more on the BCEFW's website, and official Facebook and Instagram page.